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Toowoon Bay
Travel Guide

Central Coast showing rocky coastline, waves and a bay or harbor

Forget the city by spending a few days at this peaceful, family-friendly beach destination, where beautiful sights are abundant above and below water. 

Toowoon Bay is the perfect spot for a break from urban life. Come here with family and friends of all ages and find something to suit everyone. Peaceful beaches, beautiful natural and manmade landmarks and practical local facilities make this the place for a dream vacation without any stress.

The bay’s location on Wyong’s Central Coast puts it at the heart of a wide array of stunning beaches and nature-rich protected parklands. Walk its shores and try to imagine it as it once was. This was originally a settlement of Chinese fisherman, established in the early 19th century. The fish they smoked here in Toowoon Bay traveled not only to Queensland, but all the way to China itself.

Swim and snorkel in the bright, clear waters around Toowoon Bay Beach, looking for colorful fish. Alternately, head to gorgeous Shelly Beach which, like Towoon Bay Beach, is well maintained and is attended by lifeguards during high season. If you have any small family members in tow, go straight to Little Bay. Protected by a sheltering breakwall, the tranquil waters here are ideal for introducing children to the magic of outdoor swimming and snorkeling. Afterward, bring them to Armstrong Archery Tag to dry off with an energetic chase in the sun.

Explore some land-based nature by visiting Wyrrabalong National Park. This protected area is rich with fascinating flora and fauna. Its littoral rainforest is a rare gem of the Central Coast. On the shores of lovely Tuggerah Lake, keep your camera to hand, ready to snap photos of the many bird species that dwell here.

The lighthouse at Norah Head is another beautiful feature of the local landscape. Head out to this pretty and isolated spot on the peninsula to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Drive to Towoon Bay from Sydney in around 90 minutes. Camp in the well-maintained sites around Toowoon Bay to get close to nature. These are also excellent places for kids to build friendships that last long beyond their idyllic vacation.

Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Koongara Street, Toowoon Bay, NSW
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥8,100 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Nestled on the beach, this Toowoon Bay campground is within a 5-minute walk of Swadling Reserve and Toowoon Bay Beach. Blue Bay Beach and Shelly Beach Beaches ...
4.3/5Excellent! (143 reviews)
"The property itself (self contained cabin) was quite dated & looking very tired & old...Although very clean! If you're looking for just a bed in the perfect location, this is the perfect spot. Beautiful location, Very Friendly staff. Wonderful unique Pool & close to shops. Will definitely stay ..."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
Kims Beachside Retreat
Kims Beachside Retreat
5 out of 5
16 Charlton Street, Toowoon Bay, NSW
Offering direct access to the beach, this Toowoon Bay hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Terrigal Lagoon, Westfield Tuggerah, and Ken Duncan Gallery. Soldiers Beach ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (107 reviews)
"A relaxing getaway for a few days. The staff were friendly and most helpful, the food excellent."

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Kims Beachside Retreat
Modern Beach Mansion // 2 Minutes From Water
Modern Beach Mansion // 2 Minutes From Water
Toowoon Bay, NSW
Situated in Toowoon Bay, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Toowoon Bay Beach, Blue Bay Beach, and Swadling Reserve. Entrance Beach and North Entrance ...
Modern Beach Mansion // 2 Minutes From Water
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Koongara Street, Toowoon Bay, NSW
The price is ¥8,100 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Nestled on the beach, this Toowoon Bay campground is within a 5-minute walk of Swadling Reserve and Toowoon Bay Beach. Blue Bay Beach and Shelly Beach Beaches ...
4.3/5Excellent! (143 reviews)
"The property itself (self contained cabin) was quite dated & looking very tired & old...Although very clean! If you're looking for just a bed in the perfect location, this is the perfect spot. Beautiful location, Very Friendly staff. Wonderful unique Pool & close to shops. Will definitely stay ..."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
Stunning Toowoon Bay on Charlton
Stunning Toowoon Bay on Charlton
Toowoon Bay, NSW
Situated on the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Swadling Reserve and Toowoon Bay Beach. Blue Bay Beach and Entrance Beach are also ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great time
"Great time, unfortunately the property did need some cleaning when we arrived as it seemed as though it hadn’t been used for a little while. Location was great and you can’t beat the views 100% enjoyed our time there"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Stunning Toowoon Bay on Charlton
Mantra Ettalong Beach
Mantra Ettalong Beach
4 out of 5
53-54 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach, NSW
The price is ¥12,168 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated in Ettalong Beach, this beach aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ettalong Diggers Club and Blackwall Mountain Reserve. Ocean Beach and Anderson's ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,914 reviews)
"Great location close to restaurants and clubs"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Mantra Ettalong Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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